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12th December 2017

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Morcott Wanderers Petanque Team Enjoy Annual Supper

Morcott Wanderers petanque team this week enjoyed their annual dinner and get together. The Morcott Wanderers used to play their home matches at the White Horse in Morcott until the pub closed down. The team then moved to Barrowden, and from there Back to Morcott and now they play at the Horse and Jockey in

Roadworks in Oakham, Rutland Go On Forever

During the past 12 months or so, Oakham in Rutland have had to endure countless disruptions on their road network du to roadworks cropping up all over the place. Temporary traffic lights suddenly appear on the roads. Diggers then begin to excavate huge holes in the highway. Once the holes have been dug the workers

MOD and RCC In St George’s Barracks Partnership

The Ministry of Defence and Rutland County Council have teamed up to explore the possible options for the St George’s Barracks in North Luffenham. St George’s Barracks has been identified for disposal by the MOD in 2020/2021 as part of the November 2016 Better Defence Estate announcement. Rutland County Council and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Costcutter

Costcutter Convenience Shop Now Opened

The newly refurbished Willow Stores officially became a Costcutter on Saturday 23rd September 2017. After much work and re design and money spent by the new owner Nava Maheswaran, the Costcutter store is well stocked and ready to trade. The store was officially opened by the Mayor of Oakham, Cllr Michael Hayley when he cut

Kerry Hughes Doing Skydive For Charity

Kerry Hughes who works at Santander in Oakham is doing a skydive to raise money for charity. Despite being afraid of heights Kerry is doing her first ever parachute jump on 23rd September. She will undergo training during the day at Sibson airfield and do the jump sometime during the afternoon. Kerry, 37 years old,

Council Approves Charges for Green Waste Bins

Rutland County Council have approved the introduction of an annual charge for green waste services coming into effect from April 2018. Approved by Cabinet in August, Rutland councillors voted in favour of introducing a charge for the collection of green waste. At last night’s Full Council meeting (11th September) an annual charge was set at

The Minden Band Beating Retreat in Oakham Market Place

Minden Band Beat Retreat in Oakham

Last Wednesday, 6th September, the Minden Band of the Queen’s Division Beat Retreat in the Market Place, Oakham Rutland. The band put on a spectacular display of playing and marching much to the delight of the many spectators who turned out to witness this military event. Before and after the event soldiers were holding a

Beating Retreat in Oakham by the Minden Band

On Wednesday evening, 6th September, the Minden Band of the QUEEN’S DIVISION will be Beating Retreat in Oakham Market Place at 6.30pm. Beating Retreat has its origins from the early years of organised warfare when the beating of drums and parading of Post Guards marked the closing of the gates at the camp and the

Rutland Showground Hosts NASC Street Rod Nationals

40 years ago the National Association of Street Clubs-NASC-actively campaigned to unite all rod and custom enthusiasts throughout the UK. The-NASC-National Association of Street Clubs was eventually founded by a group of enthusiasts in 1974 and is still going strong today. The NASC has now expanded to encompass the Street Rod, Custom, American and Drag Racing fraternities,

Wilko To Axe Nearly 4000 Jobs From Its Stores

Wilko, formerly known as Wilkinsons, is looking to cut nearly 4000 jobs due to rising costs and difficult trading. It is consulting with 3900 Wilko employees about shop staffing roles with the help of the GMB union about stripping out a level of supervision roles across its stores throughout the UK. This will allow for

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